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Dissertations from 2006

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Power analysis for a mixed effects logistic regression model, Yinmei Li

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Effect of vaccination of goats with H-gal-GP and H11 antigens from intestinal membrane cells of Haemonchus contortus, Donya Dupree Olcott

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Tropical Pyramids: Dung Beetle Richness, Abundance, and Biomass, Meghan Gabrielle Radtke

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Racial disparities, birth outcomes, and changing demographics of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Misty D. Richard

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Brugia phangi: effects of third stage larvae ES immunization on early migration and parasite establishment in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus), Ginger Ann Robertson

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Monoclonal and phage-displayed antibodies as lipopolysaccharide serotyping reagents and their use in typing colony variants of Vibrio vulnificus, Randall M. Schulz

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Determinants of local calcium signaling in retinal amacrine cells, Madhumita Sen

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Positional effects of tRNA genes: transfer RNA genes as chromatin boundaries in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Tiffany Anne Simms

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Substrate utilization in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue, Lauren M. Sparks

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Investigation of Protein-DNA Contacts in the Saccharomyces Cerevisiae RNA Polymerase III Recruitment Factor (TFIIIB) Complex and Effects of Promoter Topology on Transcription, Nick Dimitrios Tsihlis

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SVA elements: hominid specific retrotransposons, Hui Wang

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Residue coevolution: modeling and interpretation, Zhengyuan Wang

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Studies of pathogenesis-related proteins in the strawberry plant: partial purification of a chitinase-containing protein complex and analysis of an osmotin-like protein gene, Yuhua Zhang

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Studies of epigenetic instability in human normal and diseased vulva skin, Zhengyu Zhang

Theses from 2005

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Geographic variation and speciation in Rough-winged swallows (Aves: Hirundinidae: Stelgidopteryx), M. Josephine Babin

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The Role of Urease in the Pathogenesis of Edwardsiella ictaluri, Natha Joy Booth

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Alu retrotransposition-mediated genomic variation within the primate order, Pauline Ann Callinan

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An analysis of human Alu element lineages, Anthony Bronson Carter

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Cytokines and aeroallergens in the pathogenesis of summer-pasture associated obstructive pulmonary disease: effects on endothelin production, neutrophil activation and chemotaxis, Lais Rosa Rodrigues Costa

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V-ATPase expression and function in the brine shrimp, Artemia franciscana: role of proton gradients in anoxia-induced quiescence, Joseph Antonio Covi

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Plasmid-mediated high-level gentamicin resistance in bacteria for the turtle farm environment in Louisiana, Maria Alejandra Diaz

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Ecotoxicology of metal-hydrocarbon mixtures in benthic invertebrates, Kurt A. Gust

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Amplification dynamics of primate retrotransposons, Dale James Hedges

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Modulation of adipocyte genes by signal transducers and activators of transcription, Jessica C. Hogan

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DNA supercoiling with a twist, Edwin Kamau

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Host-parasite cophylogeny and rates of evolution in two rodent-louse assemblages, Jessica E. Light

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Voluntary exercise in the C57B1/6J mouse: phenotypic effects of varying dietary fat levels and hippocampal gene expression differences between high-level and low-level exercisers, Leslie DeBardeleben McLaughlin

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The 17 kDa protein in photosystem II, purification and interaction with the photosystem, Glen Meades

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The genetics of speciation by reinforcement, Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos

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A comprehensive analysis of human Pre-Ta LINE-1 and Ya-lineage Alu mobile elements, Anthony Canaan Otieno

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Effects of hurricanes and fires on southeastern savanna-forest landscapes, Heather Alicia Passmore

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Genetics and functions of the SARS coronavirus spike protein, Chad Michael Petit

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Regulatory intricacies that confer temporal control of conjugation and antibiotic production functions in Streptomyces: new variations on old themes, Kevin Lee Schully

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The evolution of prezygotic reproductive isolation in the Drosophila pseudoobscura subgroup, Sheri Dixon Schully

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Isolation, characterization, and expression analysis of [beta]-1, 3-glucanase genes from strawberry plants, Yanlin Shi

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Neural stem cells as a delivery vector for chemokine expression in the central nervous system, Mark Winston Stalder

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The role of perturbation on biochemical systems: salt, pH, and microgravity effects on protein-ligand and small molecule interactions, Gregory S. Thompson

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Regulation of the expression of photorespiratory genes of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Baran Tural

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Ecology of disjunct cloud forest sugar maple populations (Acer saccharum subsp. skutchii) in North and Central America, Yalma Luisa Vargas-Rodriguez

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Uric acid-mediated modulation of the transcriptional regulator HucR from Deinococcus radiodurans, Steven P. Wilkinson

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Mobile elements and primate genomic variation, Jinchuan Xing

Dissertations from 2004

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Molecular, genetic and physiological characterization of a Chlamydomonas reinhardtii insertional mutant, James Edward,IV Adams

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A novel strategy of controlling bovine pneumonic pasteurellosis: transfecting the upper respiratory tract of cattle with a gene coding for the antimicrobial peptide cecropin B, Charles Mitchell Boudreaux

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Thermodynamic characterization of DNA binding by type I DNA polymerases from Thermus aquaticus and Escherichia coli, Kausiki Datta

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Isolation and characterization of carbonic anhydrase from Ostertagia ostertagi, Andrew Allan DeRosa

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Transfer functions of Streptomyces plasmid pIJ101: insights into a novel bacterial conjugation system, Matthew John Ducote

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Improved methods for the isolation and characterization of Flavobacterium columnare, Bradley Donovan Farmer

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DNA binding properties of histone-like protein HU from Deinoccus radiodurans suggest involvement in DNA recombination, Sharmistha Ghosh

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Investigations into DNA vaccination against Channel Catfish Virus, Heather C. Harbottle

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Herbivore movement and spatial population dynamics in a heterogeneous landscape, Kyle Jonathan Haynes

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Modulation of GABAergic signaling in retinal amacrine cells, Brian Kevin Hoffpauir

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LINE drive: L1 element orthologous loci, Huei Jin Ho

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The production of a dextran binding antibody by phage display library and its applications to sugar processing, Duwoon Kim

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Phylogenetic influence of complex, evolutionary models: a Bayesian approach, Neeraja M. Krishnan

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Molecular genetics and functions of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus glycoproteins in viral entry and virus-induced cell fusion, Rafael E. Luna

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Microhabitat distribution and demography of two Florida scrub endemic plants with comparisons to their habitat-generalist congeners, Satya Maliakal Witt

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Chromosomal localization of a proinsulin transgene inserted with a transposon-based vector into Japanese quail, Coturnix coturnix, Lacey R. McNally

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Genetics and functions of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 membrane proteins in virus-induced cell fusion, virion morphogenesis and egress, Jeffrey Michael Melancon

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Evaluation of rough Brucella strains as vaccines for brucellosis and pseudorabies in swine, Lorraine Harrow Molin

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Estimation of the effect of misclassifications on diagnostic test performance in two persistent bovine viral infections, Kimberly Orr

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Molecular systematics of the cashew family (Anacardiaceae), Susan Katherine Pell

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Early tissue migration of and host response to Brugia pahangi in gerbils, Kristina Houpe Porthouse

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Analysis of bacterial diversity and biogeography at the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) site, Brian Anthony Rash

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Adaptations by the locomotor systems of terrestrial and amphibious crabs walking freely on land and underwater, Jennifer Nuss Schreiner

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Site-directed mutagenesis studies of E. coli biotin carboxylase, Valerie Melissa Sloane

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A study of the anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and immunomodulatory properties of thalidomide in leprosy, Azeb Tadesse Argaw

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Geography, coloration and speciation in a genus of neotropical reef fishes (Gobiidae: Elacatinus), Michael S. Taylor

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Rates of molecular evolution and their application to neotropical avian biogeography, Christopher C. Witt

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CTP: phosphoethanolamine cytidylytransferase and DAG: CDP-ethanolamine ethanolaminephosphotransferase in the CDP-ethanolamine pathway of Chlamydomonas reinhardtti, Wenyu Yang

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Does eutrophication enhance Cd bioavailability by trophic transfer to the marine amphipod Leptocheirus plumulosus from microalgae?, Riqing Yu

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Effects of gp130 cytokines on adipocytes, Sanjin Zvonic

Dissertations from 2003

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Equine immunity to cyathostome infections, Marie Alexandra Baudena

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A role for Constitutive Pathogen Resistance5 in promoting cell expansion in Arabidopsis thaliana, Ginger Marie Brininstool

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Effects of submergence and hypoxia on the growth and anatomy of rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedlings, Denise M. D'Abundo

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Systematics of the Western Lyresnake (Trimorphodon biscutatus) complex: implications for North and Middle American aridland biogeography, Thomas James Devitt

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The invasive tropical shrub Clidemia hirta (Melastomataceae) in its native and introduced ranges: tests of hypotheses of invasion, Saara Jennie DeWalt

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Global expression analysis of Deinococcus radiodurans' response to ionizing radiation: irrE is a novel regulator of this response, Ashlee M. Earl

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The effect of aging on the immune response to vaccination in the horse, Daniel H. Fermaglich

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Susceptibility of Bacillus anthracis to Gamma and Cherry bacteriophage, Preston A. Fulmer

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The development of molecular diagnostics for breast cancer, Anna Henrik Israyelyan

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The phylogenetic underpinnings for spatial patterns of morphological disparity: analyses using strombid gastropods, Jared M. Latiolais

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Immunological, hematological, and serum biochemical effects of high level dietary fish oil and vitamin E supplementation in the dog, Casey J. LeBlanc

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Temperature dependent kinetics of biotin carboxylase, Brett K. Lord

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Use of primary production by benthic invertebrates in a Louisiana salt-marsh food web, Padma Maddi

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Developing risk assessment maps for Schistosoma haematobium in Kenya based on climate grids and remotely sensed data, Kelsey Lee McNally

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Carbonic anhydrase and carbonic anhydrase like genes of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Mautusi Mitra

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A comprehensive analysis of recently integrated human LINE-1 mobile elements, Jeremy Shawn Myers

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Evolution of ecological diversity in the neotropical tanagers of the genus Tangara (Aves: Thraupidae), Kazuya Naoki

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High carbon dioxide requiring mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtti, Steve Vincent Pollock

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Optimal age at fostering for the derivation of Helicobacter hepaticus-free mice, Kem Boullion Singletary

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Development of the neonatal rat as a model for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: cardiorespiratory effects of ethanol, Rhett Whitman Stout

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The contribution of the alpha subunit of the Bacillus subtilis RNA polymerase in the enhancement of transcription by curved DNA, Caroline Telles

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Effects of fire intensity on groundcover shrubs in a frequently burned longleaf pine savanna, Jarrod Matthew Thaxton

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Characterization of protein secretion in Mycobacterium leprae using phoA fusions in Escherichia coli and Mycobacterium smegmatis, Marina Noemi Torrero

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Following the LINEs (Long INterspersed Elements): human specific L1 elements and their orthologous loci in non-human primates, Bethaney June Vincent

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Effectiveness of Copper-Oxide Wire Particles on the control of Haemonchus contortus in sheep, Ariane Diane Watkins

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Systematics and cophylogenetics of toucans and their associated chewing lice, Jason David Weckstein

Dissertations from 2002

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Molecular systematics, phylogeography, and population genetics of Xiphorhynchus (aves: Dendrocolaptidae) in the Amazon basin, Alexandre Aleixo

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Aspects of the behavioral ecology, life history, genetics, and morophology of the Hawaiian kuhliid fishes, Lori Keene Benson

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Costs and benefits of Daphnia antipredator behavior and consequences on community stability, Wiebke Johanna Boeing